HRH Integrated Approaches to Care - Nursing Times Awards
Improvements in clinical and medical treatment and care means increasing numbers of patients are living with long-term conditions. While these advances are to be welcomed, they do increase demand on healthcare services. This prestigious award seeks to recognise nurses whose work is reducing the burden on the health service by preventing ill-health and/or offering truly holistic care to patients who have long-term conditions or complex needs.
This award, given in partnership with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, is open to individual nurses or teams working in the NHS or independent sector. It seeks to recognise nurses working in hospitals or the community who have joined forces with other organisations, such as those from the voluntary and/or third sector, to help promote public health and prevent disease and/or manage long-term conditions in a holistic and integrated way that improves patients’ quality of life and independence.
Examples might include initiatives to:
- Use evidence-based complementary therapies or other non-biomedical interventions to complement conventional healthcare approaches in treating the whole patient
- Use nursing (and the wider multidisciplinary team) to improve patients’ mental and physical health and wellbeing, rather than simply treating their presenting disease or condition
- Manage long-term conditions in an integrated way that is led by patients’ needs, which might see a reduction in pharmacological dependence or the need for professional input through the use of lifestyle or evidence-based complementary approaches in support of conventional care
- Help provide patients/service users with a personalised non-medical intervention that has reduced use of NHS resources
Each entry will be judged against the following criteria:
- Innovation: originality of the idea
- Value: impact of the initiative on patient care and/or service effectiveness
- Patient focus: evidence that patient/service user need was central to the work
- Collaboration: evidence of the involvement of other professionals, services and/or patients in the project
- Clinical effectiveness: data demonstrating how this initiative drives clinical enhancements
- Leadership: evidence of entrants championing their innovation in their organisation or more widely
- Adaptability: ideas that could be adapted for use elsewhere in entrants’ organisations or other organisations
- Sustainability: initiatives that can be embedded within organisations to operate without the input of the people who developed them
If you are shortlisted for this award, you will be invited to attend our offices in London to present to the judges with one or two of your team members. Please ensure you are available on Tuesday 8 September to present to the judges.
Take a look at what our 2019 winner had to say about winning this award: